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In the framework of the MedPAN Small Project funded by:

  • French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM);
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

€ 24,000

About the Project:

The project aims at providing recommendations to integrate the Ecosystem-Based Approach (EBA) to recreational boating planning/management at Cap de Creus Natural Park based on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and developing guidelines for Marine Protected Areas of MedPan Network.


  1. Diagnosis of conflicts, pressures and regulation on Cap de Creus Natural Park.
  2. Benchmark of strategies for sustainable recreation boating planning/management in MedPan Network.
  3. One webinar with local stakeholders in Cap de Creus.
  4. Define strategies to integrate EBA for recreational tourism for Cap de Creus: Technical Report (in Spanish) + Executive Summary (in English).
  5. Guidelines for sustainable recreation boating management in MPAs (in English).


The results of this project have been published in two reports:

  • Boating Guidelines: Managing the environmental sustainability of nautical tourism in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas.
  • Technical report (in Spanish): Conflictos, impactos ambientales y ordenación espacial marítima de la náutica recreativa en el Parque Natural de Cap de Creus.


Project partners: 

  • Eco-union (ES), project leader.